South West NASUWT

South West Regional Conference

South West Regional Conference 16 – 13th October 2018 – Holiday Inn, Taunton


The Regional Conference, held annually during the Autumn Term, is a chance for teachers in the South West to take more interest in and get more involved in the workings of the NASUWT as well as meeting other teachers.

Accommodation, food and travel costs will be met by your Local Association. Workshops on Saturday afternoon will also be provided.


Saturday 13th October 2018

9.00am – 10.00am      Registration and raffle sales

9.30am – 5.00pm        Crèche – pre-booked

10.00am – 10.45am    Conference address – Chris Keates, General Secretary

10.45am – 11.00am     Coffee break (new delegates to have coffee with Chris Keates)

11.00am – 12.00pm    Principles of good assessment following the removal of levels from the National Curriculum – Darren Northcott

12.00pm – 12.15pm    Coffee break

12.15pm – 1.00pm      Marking – using the outcomes of the Independent Review Group report – Darren Northcott

1.00pm                         Notices (lunch opens for Non-delegates/children)

1.10pm                          Conference breaks for lunch

2.00pm                         Workshop Session One

3.00pm                         End of session one

Voice training – Mike Leigh

Behaviour Management/Assertiveness – John Cornish

Mental Health/Wellbeing – Mick Burrows

Caseworker surgery – Regional Officials

3.15pm                           Workshop Session Two

4.15pm                           End of session two

4.15pm – 5.00pm        Writing Conference motions – workshop to prepare for National Conference

6.30pm                          Conference dinner opens for children and families

7.00pm                          Conference Dinner

8.30pm                          Margaret Morgan award and raffle

9.00pm                          After dinner speaker – Dave Kitchen SVP

Sunday 14th October 2018

Breakfast (from 6.30am) and check out


Conference reports/feedback

Delegates will be given the opportunity to give feedback at the conclusion of the Conference. It is always the intention to improve the quality of the event and the enjoyment of the participants. Conference reports will subsequently be posted here.


Delegates and their parties are reminded that at all times, whilst at Conference, they are guests of and representatives of the NASUWT.

Who to contact

To enquire about becoming a delegate for the Conference in 2018 please contact your Local Secretary. (see Local Associations page)

For all other enquiries please contact the South West Regional Centre on 01392 822500 or email: